The Right to Eat: Exploring Food Policy, Access and Equity

2007 Farm Bill: Issues and Advocacy II

31. October 2006 | Category Podcasts | 0 Comment »

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Linda Stone, Eastern Washington DirectorLinda

Linda is the Eastern Washington Director of the Children’s Alliance. Since 1994 she has been a national leader on food policy work and was recognized as national child advocate of the year in 1998. She has also led advocacy efforts in the Alliance’s Eastern Washington office and chaired a regional ten state coalition on anti-hunger issues.

In 1997 when Congress revoked food stamps for legal immigrants, Linda pushed for state funds to restore food stamps for Washington’s immigrants. Most recently, in her work with the Western Regional Anti Hunger Consortium, she successfully advocated for the national reinstatement of food stamps for legal immigrants and an additional $6.5 billion in funds for the national food stamp program. Linda has been with the Children’s Alliance since 1994.

Linda is a 22 year resident of Spokane. Prior to joining the Children’s Alliance, she directed the Governor’s Task Force on Hunger and founded Washington Food Policy Action Center. She is a graduate of the College of William and Mary, and Clemson University with a Masters in City and Regional Planning. Linda’s daughter,Tegra, is a freshman at Connecticut College in New London, CT.

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